Daily Devotional – 9/17/13 “Dear Storm,”

If you’re reading this letter it’s because I’ve come to serve you notice. I’ve come to let you know that although you are raging, right now, I am not afraid. Yea, I hear the thunder and I see the lightning but I am not afraid so you go ahead. Yea, I know you thought I’d run and hide like the last time but not this time. You thought I’d give in and draw the shades to the windows but nope, not this time. You thought I’d curl up in a ball and wave my flag of defeat but not this time. You thought I’d shut everybody out and just give in but nope, not this time. See, I’ve come to realize that you won’t last long so I’ll stand and bear it until you’re done. No, you won’t always be looming over my head so I’ll enjoy the rain while it falls. See, I started buckling under the pressure you were placing on me instead of trusting in God, the one man who has promised me Joy if I trust him. He said He would be my umbrella when you show up in my life and He even said he would give me strength on the days you’re in my way. So, I can handle you storm!

Oh, you thought I couldn’t see His grace because you made my sky gray but you were wrong. You thought I wouldn’t find my joy because it was dark every time I peeked out but you’re wrong. You thought I would miss out on living because the rain was pouring but you were wrong again. However, I thank you. I thank you for the times you have showed up because it made me strong enough to handle you. I thank you for the downpour of hell because now you’ve made my eyesight better to see my way to Heaven. I thank you for the dark days because now I appreciate the Son when He shines. So, I can’t say I’ve enjoyed the time together but I appreciate what you’ve taken me through because I’m stronger now. I know now that I’m worthy of being blessed. I know now that trouble doesn’t last always. I know now that I can do all things through Christ because He strengthens me, not you. So, go ahead storm; I am not scared because this Man is everything I need to handle you. Go ahead storm, I’ll wait until you’re done and while I am waiting, I will praise Him. Go ahead storm because your time is almost up and when it is, praise I will continually speak. Go ahead storm because my God is ahead of you!

Signed yours truly,

God’s child!

“Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you. Deuteronomy 31:6”

Published by Pastor LaKisha

LaKisha Johnson is an author of thirty Christian Fiction novels, devotionals and journals. She writes from her heart, as she hopes the messages, on the pages, will relate to every reader.  Ask her and she’ll tell you, ”It’s not just writing, its ministry.” Over the course of her career, she’s won the 2018 Drunken Druid Book of the Year Award for her book, The Forgotten Wife, 2019 Top Shelf Christian Fiction Book of the Year for Dear God: Hear my Prayer, 2020 Distinguished Authors Guild Award for her book, I’m Not Crazy and was a 2020 TopShelf Women’s Fiction Finalist for her book, When the Vows Break. In addition to being a self-published author, she’s also a wife of 22 years, mother of 2, Asst. Pastor of Macedonia MB Church in Hollywood, MS; Sr. Business Analyst with FedEx, Devotional Blogger and more. She’s a college graduate with 2 Associate Degrees in IT and a Bachelor of Science in Bible.   LaKisha writes from the heart, and this is why she doesn’t take the credit for what God does. If you were to strip away everything, you’d see that Lakisha is simply a woman who boldly, unapologetically and gladly loves and works for God.

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